Back in May we posted a guest post from Christian Dawson, the Chairman and co-founder of i2Coalition (Internet Infrastructure Coalition) where he outlined for us some of the basic tenants of Net Neutrality and why it’s important that we protect it. He did a great job and we appreciate him taking the time to do that for us. We would be hard pressed to do a better job explaining why this is such an important issue – so we won’t try.
What we do want to do is urge you to take action. Of all the worthy causes that come across our screens on a daily basis, this one directly impacts every person reading this post. We can safely say that because to see this post you had to connect to the Internet and download the contents of the page to read it. That ability, at its core, is what is at stake if we fail to act. We apologize if that sounds overly dramatic, but it is the truth – and you, the individual, have an opportunity to directly impact the future of the Internet, as we know it today.
Taking action to prevent a handful of companies from wrenching control of the Internet, the content that exists on it and the creativity and innovation that inherently exists as a result of it, only takes a few minutes, can be done immediately after reading this post, and doesn’t require you to dump freezing water on your head.
First, we strongly encourage everyone to comment on the FCC’s comment page letting them know that you want them to protect the equal access to the Internet, for this and future generations, and maintain Net Neutrality. Commenting closes September 15th, so add your comments today.
In addition, if you own a website, there is a large movement to bring awareness to this issue on September 10, 2014 at the BattleForTheNet.com website. There you can download a snippet of code to insert into your website to display a message letting your visitors know they can also take action to protect Net Neutrality.
Don’t wait! Join us and take action today.